BJP uses jawans as pawns, hijacks their sacrifices to get votes: Mehbooba Mufti

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of using “jawan card” and “hijacking” their sacrifices to get votes.

PDP president Mufti, who is currently under house arrest since the abrogation of Article 370, further attacked the BJP and said it does not care about “jawans or Kashmiris”.

Mufti’s comments were posted on her official Twitter handle by her daughter Iltija, who is managing it on behalf of her mother till her detention continues.

On Twitter, Mufti said: “BJP uses the Jawan card and hijacks their sacrifices to get votes. But truth is that if Kashmiris are treated as cannon fodder, troops have become pawns to contain unrest in the valley. The ruling party doesn’t care about jawans or Kashmiris. Sole concern is winning elections.”